ISU COT Receives Grant Fund for Single Parent, Displaced Homemaker/Worker Students

Sammy Rich on Aug 31, 2020 2:59:01 PM

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ISU College of Technology (COT)’s Center for New Directions has recently received grant funds from the State of Idaho to support the education and workforce preparedness of single parent or displaced homemaker/worker COT students.

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Find A High-Demand, Well-Paying Career with CEWT

Sammy Rich on Aug 10, 2020 2:15:00 PM

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What to Expect During Year 1 of Your Apprenticeship

Sammy Rich on Jul 27, 2020 10:31:26 AM

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Right now is the perfect time to start a new career path. One option you might have been considering is an apprenticeship. But what exactly does an apprenticeship entail?

This article will provide some general information on Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT)’s apprenticeship program and what you will expect in the first-year of your apprenticeship.

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Why You Should Be Studying Online

Sammy Rich on Jun 22, 2020 10:15:00 AM

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This year has provided all of us with the opportunity for change. Be that getting more exercise, getting back into an old hobby, or preparing for a career change, planning to better your future is always a good thing. To meet that end, you might want to consider obtaining additional skills or continuing your education in a field that will lead to a rewarding, long-term career.

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Gainful Employment Series: Making the First Step Easier

Jason A. Batalden on Nov 18, 2019 10:16:00 AM

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"The first step is always the hardest.” The origin of this English phrase is believed to have been uttered by the 3rd century martyr, St. Denis, who was decapitated. As legend has it, following his decapitation, St Denis picked up his head and proceeded to carry it for a distance. For what purpose and for how far he and his detached head traveled, no one seems to know; however, if St. Denis did in fact utter this phrase, then he meant it quite literally.

Though not quite as serious as martyrdom, writing a resume can almost feel just as difficult.

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Women Laborers Deconstructing Gender Roles

Sammy Rich on Nov 11, 2019 9:43:00 AM

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November 11-17th is National Apprenticeship Week, and Continuing Education and Workforce Training would like to take the time to appreciate the fantastic apprentices in our program. Thank you, apprentices, for all of your hard work and dedication!

There has been a boom of women working in the construction industries, with the amount of women in the trades being the highest it has been in 20 years (Hegewisch, 2019).

Though progress has been made, there is still a large gap between men and women in the trades. While more women were entering these fields, still fewer than 1 in 20 (or 3.4%) laborers are women (Hegewisch, 2019).

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Gainful Employment Series: Growth Mindset and Professional Development

Sammy Rich on Oct 14, 2019 9:15:00 AM

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Feeling stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out? Consider changing your mindset.

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Gainful Employment Series: Burnout, and How to Avoid it

Do you struggle with workplace stress and anxiety? Feel like you hate your job? You just might be experiencing workplace burnout.

Elizabeth Scott, MS, defines burnout as, “...a reaction to prolonged or chronic job stress and is characterized by three main dimensions: exhaustion, cynicism (less identification with the job), and feelings of reduced professional ability”.

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New Class Highlight: Certified Family Home Assistance w/Meds

Jennifer Ibeabuchi on Jun 28, 2019 11:16:16 AM

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Serving as a Certified Family Home Assistant is one of the most rewarding jobs you can do. That is why CEWT’s new Certified Home Assistance with Meds course is here to help you follow your calling of caring for others.

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The Many Different EMT Careers

Just like we associate apples to teachers and red fire trucks to firemen, we pair the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) to the ambulance. And while EMTs can certainly be found anywhere an ambulance is, these workers can be found in many other settings as well. For those of you who are looking to become an EMT or those who are interested in the types of careers where they can be found, read on!

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